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Stories for June 5, 2008

Off Mic

June 5
By A. St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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June 5
By N8 Ngibbs and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Haditha Defendant Faces Complications

June 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Private attorneys for Marine Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, the only enlisted officer still facing trial in the Haditha case, say his military attorneys may retire before the suit comes to trial. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

The Man with No Name Trilogy

June 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Gas Prices Hurting Meals on Wheels

June 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Increasing gas prices are now taking a toll on a meal delivery service for seniors in San Diego. Meals on Wheels says volunteer drivers are dropping out because of the cost of gas. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

Get Ready for Some Intense Kung Fu...and Eating!

June 5
By Teen Critics and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Reprise

June 5
By Beth Accomando and Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
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Weekend Preview: Theater, Film, Music

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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We talk about two plays from small but adventurous theaters, two special film screenings, and one band called the Detroit Cobras on the weekend preview.

Artist Daniel Wheeler Photographs California's Landscape from the Bottom of Swimming Pools

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Wheeler has spent the last four years jumping into pools and photographing the resulting turbulence from the bottom of the pool. The results are lush and dreamy large-scale images of the sky and trees and movement. Wheeler talks about his work which will be on view beginning this weekend at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas.

Prominent Economist Shares His Liberal Conscience

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Paul Krugman is a Princeton economist and a popular, award-winning columnist for The New York Times. He's built a reputation as a liberal columnist. In fact, his new book is called "Conscience of a Liberal." He writes about the way America has shifted from years of economic disparity to years of greater equality. He talks to us about why that's important, and what he thinks could make the U.S. a more equal nation in the future.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 5
By Teencritics and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Report Lists Top Math, Science Programs in SD County

June 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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A new San Diego Foundation report finds 23 math and science programs in San Diego County are worthy of additional financial support. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

June 5
By Baccomando and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Grier, Teachers Union On Shaky Ground

June 5
By Ana Tintocalis and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego School Superintendent Terry Grier has been on the job for two months -- and now there are signs of tension between him and the local teachers union. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the story.

Mother of Pat Tillman Won't Give Up Fight For Truth About Son's Death

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Mary Tillman, the mother of fallen U.S. soldier Pat Tillman, explains why she was suspicious of how her son died in Afghanistan, why her son left the NFL serve his country, and why she rejects the Army's claim that the details of her son's death were not meant to deceive.

Mayor Sanders Promises Results

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is promising to fix the city's infrastructure as he begins his second term.

San Diego City Council Races Still Contested

June 5
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Now that the San Diego mayor's race is settled, the battle lines are being redrawn to fight for the make-up of the new city council in November. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

ACLU Signs Off on Otay Mesa Detainee Overcrowding Deal

June 5
KPBS Public Broadcasting
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Federal officials and their contractor say they will not overcrowd the immigration detention center in Otay Mesa anymore. The agreement would settle a class-action lawsuit that charges chronic overcrowding at the facility is unconstitutional. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

State Attorney General Announces New Prescription Drug Tracking Program

June 5
By Kelley Weiss and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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The California Attorney General's Office announced a new program Wednesday to track prescription drug use and abuse. From Sacramento, Kelley Weiss reports.

Dry Times Challenge California Water Supply

June 5
By Ed Joyce and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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San Diego County will likely get additional water supplies from Northern California. That's one outcome of the statewide drought declaration by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. KPBS Reporter Ed Joyce has details.

There's Politics In The Air

June 5
By Trina Boice and Citizen Voices
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As part of our Citizen Voicesgig, we occassionally get to be guests on various KPBS shows. Citizen Voice bloggers,